Clod Ensemble – The Red Chair (2015)
This intimate new show from Clod Ensemble has a dark, original fairy tale at its heart. “The Red Chair” is a surreal ballad that tells the story of a man who could not stop eating, the wife doomed to cook his meals and their ‘inveesible’ daughter.
Join acclaimed writer/performer Sarah Cameron as she takes you on a journey through a world of extreme compulsion and eye watering complacency, where domestic drudgery happens on an operatic scale and a father’s dereliction of duty reaches epic proportions.
Told in a rich and saucy Scots dialect with physical verve, a musical score that rolls in like the mist over the hills and a wee dram of whisky to oil the way, The Red Chair lies somewhere between a Grimms’ Tale, an absurdist ghost story and a parent’s guide on how not to bring up children.
Written and performed by Sarah Cameron
Directed by Suzy Willson
Music by Paul Clark
Design by Sarah Blekinsop
Lighting by Hansjorg Schmidt
Produced in association with Fuel